Cutty’s Corner ~ Miami scuttles Bears offense
By John Vassar
Coach Trestman has a better handle on this team than you, me, the media or the fans.
It is often said, good defense’s will more often than not beat good offense’s. I’m not sure if there are any statistics on it, or is it purely anecdotal. That is why I was not surprised in the least, the Bears offense struggled against Miami. Miami is one of the top five defense’s in the NFL. every aspect of their game is top rated. So there should have been a clear vision the Bears could ill afford a mistake ridden game. Sadly, that did not happen. We saw the offense derail in every facet, starting with the game plan, the poor execution of said plan and the lack of consistency with adjusting to a failed plan.
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I am not one to blame individuals, like Olin Kruetz said on the radio, it takes 11 men to make a play work, executing perfectly. That happened rarely against a staunch Miami D. When games like this occur, other than the coaches, we look at the Quarterback, and this is where Jay Cutler comes in. Was it Jay’s fault? No. Is there such thing as a “good” Jay v “bad” Jay? No. What we have is an excellent Quarterback, you don’t have to like him, but he is a damn good one.
I am not going to get into the whole debate about mistakes, interceptions etc. We can do that during the bye week. The deal is with Miami, only a handful of plays worked. Like Jay said, their corners locked up the WR’s, especially Alshon. Funny, when Fuller does it to Benjamin or Julio Jones, fans say wow! look at that. When it happens to us, we suck all of sudden. The reality is the Miami D had a good plan and it worked.
We could sit here and dissect every play, all the mistakes but that will not change the outcome, nor doesn’t have any bearing on next week. The Patriots are a different team, will require a different plan. What does need to improve is execution. That is on everyone, including Jay. So what do I take away from the Miami game: